Excerpt: Sweet and creamy. Minerality, fresh pineapple. Apple, pear, faint smoke. Some clay. Lightly woody. So much going on. Really interesting. Starting fruity, ending smoky. Quite the transition. Delightful.
Excerpt: Full bodied but not oily, there’s a hot-sweet smoke with bitter greens and a whisper of roofing tar on the tongue. The earthy rustic character is tempered by just the right amount of sweet agave.
Excerpt: This exotic mezcal is immediately mushroomy, savory, and rich. Things brighten up on the more rounded palate, showcasing apple and pear notes, some herbs, and a light floral touch. That mushroomy, umami-laced character lingers throughout, complementing a complex and sultry mezcal nicely.
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Distilled from the Tobala maguey in the 12-18yr maturity range, this expression from Del Maguey was produced by Rogelio Martinez Cruz and Leopoldino Miranda in the Santa Maria Albarradas village. Let's dive in.
Hugely sweet and fruity bouquet on the nose. Mango, pineapple, lightly meaty, loaded with minerals and sweetness. One of the most vibrantly fruity noses I’ve encountered.
Sweet and creamy. Minerality, fresh pineapple. Apple, pear, faint smoke. Some clay. Lightly woody. So much going on.
Long, powerfully ashy. The fruitiness from the nose is gone and this transforms into a crushed stone and ash smoke bomb on the departure.